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Journeyman team events

4kV Crossarm Change OutSubmit event question

  1. On the cross arm change out what kind of preformed tie wire will it be . Please send pictures.

12kV Running Angle Poly Bell Change OutSubmit event question

Note from judges: Due to field restrictions we will not be able to achieve the 35-40 degree angle we stated in the packets. The event will stay exactly the same however, we will be working with a 17 degree angle. The drawing below is how the event will be built. This calculates out at 52’ spans and the down guys will be at 7’.

  1. Do you have picture of polymer and shoe going to be used?
    See photo: Aluma-form Poly Dead-end Bell - Catalog # DEI-15
    See photo: MacLean Suspension Angle Shoe (this shoe will be on the static, primary, and neutral) - Catalog # RALS-1-N

Pin & Insulator ReplacementSubmit event question

  1. Is there a guy stick in the guy? If so,  do we have to cover the guy stick?
    A: There is not a guy insulator. See bullet five in the event specifications.

Transformer Change OutSubmit event question

  1. What is the size of the transformer and the weight? The picture shows a 10 KVA and the event specs say 25KVA.
    A: It will be a 25KVA. Weighting around 200 pounds.

Vertical Hurtman RescueSubmit event question

Apprentice events

#2 Triplex Service InstallSubmit event question

  1. How many foot of #2 triplex will be provided?
    A: Competitors will pull  wire off after each event to any length they need .
  2. Do you have to skin wire to make connections?
    A:  Yes you have to skin wire to make connections.
  3. Will catch off be on pole or on ground to start event?
    A: The wire will be caught off on source pole 50 ft away , after event starts competitor will secure service  to a handline . Service wedge will be on the ground at the start of the event.
    See photo: Service wedge -  Blackburn W20-1 Service 

12kV Running Angle Poly Bell Change OutSubmit event question

Note from judges: Due to field restrictions we will not be able to achieve the 35-40 degree angle we stated in the packets. The event will stay exactly the same however, we will be working with a 17 degree angle. The drawing below is how the event will be built. This calculates out at 52’ spans and the down guys will be at 7’.

  1. What defines permanent attachment?
    A: When the conductor is in operational position.

  2. What defines 2 points of control?
    A: The conductor must be supported with two points of mechanical control whenever not in operational position via proper rigging technics.

  3. Do you have picture of polymer and shoe going to be used?
    See photo: Aluma-form Poly Dead-end Bell - Catalog # DEI-15
    See photo: MacLean Suspension Angle Shoe (this shoe will be on the static, primary, and neutral) - Catalog # RALS-1-N

Hurtman RescueSubmit event question

Phase Clip-inSubmit event question

  1. Is this a class 2 glove event?
    A: Yes, this is a class 2 glove event.

  2. Is there a set number of buttons to be wrapped on the cold tie?
    A: See bullet point five in the event specifications. There is a link for instructional tie video above.

Written TestSubmit event question